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Writer arrested in Spain over Turkey’s allegation

A writer of Turkish origin has been arrested in Spain over Turkey‘s allegations of involvement in terrorism. Police said on Tuesday that Hamza Yalcin, a writer known for his critical essays written in exile, had been arrested on August 3 at Barcelona airport. Barcelona National Police spokesman Jose Antonio Nin ...

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Turkey agrees to German MPs visit of air base: Berlin

Turkey has agreed to let German lawmakers visit soldiers serving at an air base in southern Turkey next month after Ankara refused a visit there in July. A letter from German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to the head of Germany’s parliamentary defense committee showed that administration of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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Europe’s egg scandal reaches UK, France

Britain and France say some contaminated eggs may have reached their supermarket shelves as the European egg contamination scandal broadens. Britain’s Food Standards Agency said on Monday it was “urgently investigating the distribution of these eggs in the UK,” adding that “the number of eggs involved is very small and ...

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EU likely to vet British travelers after Brexit

British citizens might be required to buy permits and undergo tough grilling before being allowed into the European Union (EU) countries after Brexit, according to a new report, citing the newly proposed European travel instructions. Under the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), Brits would be treated as “visa-exempt ...

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UK: Reports on €40bn Brexit bill inaccurate

The government of UK Prime Minister Theresa May has denied reports that London is willing to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47.1 billion) as part of a Brexit bill to leave the European Union. The figures were “highly speculative and wrong,” a senior Downing Street official told The Independent. It was ...

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Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Berlin

Two Chinese tourists were detained in Berlin for making the straight-armed Hitler salute for photos in front of the Reichstag parliament building, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday. The holidaymakers were spotted by officers on a routine patrol Saturday snapping smartphone pictures of each other posing with the banned gesture ...

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